Between Them (Toutes les deux)
Noël Mitrani, 2021, Canada, 90 min.
This tongue-in-cheek homage to spy thrillers and screwball comedies follows a lesbian private eye who is hired by a desperately jealous Russian professor to follow his wife who he is convinced is cheating on him. Having to travel to Montreal for the stakeout, she must sleep in her car since most hotels in Montreal were closed during lockdown. The rule-breaking detective complicates the case further when she develops a strong attraction to her masked target and decides to seduce her while giving her client the runaround. Shot during the pandemic, the film integrates the laissez-faire rules into the background of the film without addressing it directly.